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Bonanza Sellers Now Get Lower Shipping Costs

Online sellers on Bonanza are now receiving lower shipping costs when they purchase and print their shipping labels on the platform. The marketplace explained it was making USPS Commercial Plus pricing available to its sellers.

The Postal Service gives Commercial Base discounts to sellers who purchase postage online, whether it’s through a marketplace, postage service or its own Click N Ship service. Generally only high-volume sellers receive the more favorable Commercial Plus pricing.

Bonanza founder Bill Harding told EcommerceBytes that one of its initiatives this month has been to aggressively negotiate with its shipping provider to ensure that it was offering sellers the best shipping rates available. It was a popular suggestion on the Bonanza seller feedback forum, Harding said.

“It’s part of our “standard operating practice” to make consistent progress toward whatever features our users have voted for. Letting sellers create and vote on the features that are important to them has been a godsend for our ability to prioritize what’s important to our community.”

The company explained how sellers could receive the lower rates: “Just click “Buy shipping” from the order summary page (or the notification email) for any order you receive.”

It has a more in-depth description of its online postage system and how to use it on this blog post from June.

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.